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chuck
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Flashie Casting

Postby chuck » Wed October 8th, 2008, 5:08 pm

"Margaret" wrote:Mea culpa - Tasmania it is. Wikipedia has a fun entry on Mr. Errol: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Errol_Flynn.


"Alaric" wrote:Yes, that was his preferred casting for Flashman. Daniel Day-Lewis was the other especially after the way he was kitted out in Gangs of New York.


a few thoughts on who could do justice to Flashman in films...A young Alan Rickman, Tim Roth, or Jude Law....I concur on the other choices and yes EF would been a outstanding Flashie......BC's Sharpe....I would suggest Russel Crowe for starters....
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Alaric
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Postby Alaric » Thu October 9th, 2008, 7:35 am

Nobody else could be Sharpe after Sean Bean. :)

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Postby Volgadon » Thu October 9th, 2008, 11:14 am

Quite true, though I think it's getting ridiculous with these new films showing the middle-aged Sean Bean as Sharpe.

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Vanessa
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Postby Vanessa » Thu October 9th, 2008, 3:53 pm

I don't mind Sean Bean at any age!Image :D
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Postby annis » Fri October 10th, 2008, 6:36 pm

Hear, hear, Vanessa!

Though when it comes to the Sharpe series I have to admit that my image of Richard Sharpe as a dark, tall and lean man with hard-faced good looks did keep getting in the way.

chuck
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Sharpie

Postby chuck » Fri October 10th, 2008, 8:44 pm

"annis" wrote:Hear, hear, Vanessa!

Though when it comes to the Sharpe series I have to admit that my image of Richard Sharpe as a dark, tall and lean man with hard-faced good looks did keep getting in the way.


I always liked BC's description of Sharpe's uniform; breeches with leather inset taken from a dead French Cavalry officer, the nasty looking sword and that facial scar that gave him a hard look.....and of course his warm and fuzzy personality...not.....really like Sean Bean's many films....His Sharpe had the right edge, attitude, but something was lacking...Some BBC productions were better than others.....Wish they would do a major film on some of BC's Sharpe novels ..Wishful thinking......BTW....SB was an excellent Boromir LOTR

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Postby annis » Fri October 10th, 2008, 11:20 pm

SB would make a great Viking or Anglo-Saxon warrior - maybe they'll do a TV series of the Uhtred stories?

Poor Margaret, you accidentally stepped in it by calling Errol Flynn a New Zealander! Although Aussies and Kiwis are family there's a goodly amount of sibling rivalry between them, especially when it comes to sport :) Sometimes we compete in claiming famous people, like Russell Crowe, who was born in New Zealand but grew up in Australia.

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Postby Alaric » Sat October 11th, 2008, 4:16 am

"Vanessa" wrote:I don't mind Sean Bean at any age!Image :D


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Not exactly buyable as a young man any more though. :p

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Postby Margaret » Sat October 11th, 2008, 5:24 pm

LOL, Annis. A bit like the U.S. and Canada.
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Postby diamondlil » Mon October 13th, 2008, 6:39 am

"annis" wrote:SB would make a great Viking or Anglo-Saxon warrior - maybe they'll do a TV series of the Uhtred stories?

Poor Margaret, you accidentally stepped in it by calling Errol Flynn a New Zealander! Although Aussies and Kiwis are family there's a goodly amount of sibling rivalry between them, especially when it comes to sport :) Sometimes we compete in claiming famous people, like Russell Crowe, who was born in New Zealand but grew up in Australia.



This is a totally personal opinion (ie I am not speaking the other 20 million plus Aussies) but you can keep Russell Crowe! LOL!
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